Monday, January 23, 2017

Breaking news**Duluth will finally have a low temperature colder than 32 degrees tonight** Snow event south of the Northland Tue-Wed

/Issued 4:21 PM CST, Monday, January 23, 2017/

Snowfall accumulation map for Tuesday through Wednesday.

L=Low pressure
Red line=Forecast storm track

Winter Weather Headlines map.  Source:

Pink=Winter Storm Warning
Blue=Winter Storm Watch

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Tonight's low temperature forecast.  Source:

Tuesday's high temperature forecast.  Source:

Temperature departure map for the week of January 15, 2017.  Source:

Precipitation departure map for the week of January 15, 2017.  Source:

Temperature and precipitation report for Duluth, Minnesota (Airport location)

January 15-21, 2017

Note:  *=Record temperature for the date

High temperatures:

1/15:  28 F/+9 degrees above average
1/16:  34 F/+15 degrees above average
1/17:  37 F/+18 degrees above average
1/18:  40 F/+21 degrees above average
1/19:  *45 F/+26 degrees above average
1/20:  36 F/+17 degrees above average
1/21:  35 F/+16 degrees average

Low temperatures:

1/15:  2 F/+1 degree above average
1/16:  14 F/+13 degrees above average
1/17:  14 F/+13 degrees above average
1/18:  23 F/+22 degrees above average
1/19:  *31 F/+30 degrees above average
1/20:  *33 F/+32 degrees above average
1/21:  *34 F/+33 degrees above average

Total precipitation:  0.19"
Normal:  0.21"
Departure:  -0.02" below normal

Weather Tidbits:

-Another record warm low temperature at Duluth, Minnesota on January 22, 2017.  New record 34 degrees, old record 33 degrees set in 1900.  Note:  This was the 4th consecutive day with a record warm low temperature.

-Preliminary tornado count across the southeast U.S. from January 19-22 is at 47 (Subject to change)

-Today is the 8th consecutive day with a high temperature warmer than 32 degrees at the Duluth Airport (January 16-23)

Weather Synopsis for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin

Finally had some decrease in the low clouds in parts of the area mainly before Noon which allowed for peeks of sun, but clouds have become widespread once again as of late afternoon, and there's also been a few spotty rain showers or snow showers passing through parts of the area this afternoon.  Highs remained unseasonably mild today with readings in the 30s to around 40 degrees.

Mostly cloudy skies will persist across the Northland during the next few days, however, a few breaks in the clouds are certainly possible, but overall expect more June gloom (Oops I mean January gloom at least through mid week)

The big weather story Tuesday and Wednesday will be an area of low pressure which is forecast to track east-northeast out of western Kansas.  This system will bring a band of accumulating snow to the southern half of Minnesota tomorrow into Wednesday morning.  The storm track is just too far to the south to give the Northland much snow, but there should be at least a little bit of snow by Tuesday night, lingering into Wednesday in portions of northwest Wisconsin back into eastern Minnesota.

Note:  Current thinking is for snowfall totals in the 1-3" range by Wednesday afternoon south/southeast of the Twin Ports with much higher totals farther south across southern Minnesota.

Low temperatures will be in the 20s and 30s tonight, highs Tuesday mainly in the 30s.

Forecast for Duluth and Superior

.Tonight...  Mostly cloudy.  Low 26 to 31.  Wind west around 12 mph.

.Tuesday...  Considerable cloudiness.  High 31 to 35.  Wind north to northwest at 10 to 15 mph.

Normal temperatures for Tuesday

High:  19
Low:     1

Sunrise Tuesday:  7:42 AM CST
Sunset Tuesday:   5:00 PM CST